Can You Skip The Realtor?

With almost any type of information available now on the internet, it's tempting for people to think that they don't really need to hire someone to sell their home. After all, who knows your home and neighborhood better than you? If you think that going it alone will help get your home sold quickly and at a price you want, you may want to read the below thoughts on why you should not skip the Realtor. Read More 

Questions Pet Owners Should Ask Before Buying A Home

One of the considerations that you and your family might make when looking to buy a house is if your pet will be comfortable living there, too. Buying a home as a pet owner means more than just making sure there is enough space for it, you have to ask several questions to make sure your pet has everything needed. Here are a few questions to start. What Are the Local Pet Owner Requirements? Read More 

4 Things To Find Out Before You Purchase A House

Buying a house is an exciting time in life, but it is something you should not rush into. As you start viewing homes, there are things you should examine that you might not think of. Here are four important things to look into before you write up a purchase offer: The Cost of the Property Taxes When you own a home, you will have to pay property taxes on it, and you should always find out the amount you will have to pay for a particular house. Read More 

When Your New Home Appraises Too Low

If you have finally located your dream home, congratulations! Now for the serious stuff: the financing. When it comes to having your home loan approved, there are a myriad of factors at play, but often loan applicants are side-lined by an unexpected problem; the low home appraisal. If your home is appraising at less than your purchase price and your previous estimates, it can throw a real monkey wrench in your home-buying plans. Read More 

Attending An Open House? 5 Etiquette Tips For A Good Experience

Attending an open house can be an educational and exciting part of house hunting. If you're planning to attend one, here's a short guide to the etiquette of being part of an open house. Be Polite. From the time you arrive, try to practice good manners. Make sure that the open house is going on before you barge into the home. There should be clear indications, such as an open door or greetings by a real estate agent or homeowner. Read More